Senior Primary Electrical Design Engineer

Ergo Consulting Ltd is a successful, New Zealand professional services practice. Founded in 2003 and independently owned, we provide electrical, civil and structural engineering consulting services to the power and energy industry. We aspire to be New Zealand’s first choice provider of these services. We undertake a wide range of interesting and challenging projects involving the design of new or upgraded HV Substation facilities and infrastructure across NZ. We are “inspired, agile and genuine”.

At Ergo, flexibility is critical to the way we operate. Our people contribute openly in an environment where bureaucracy is minimised and where an agile approach enables us to work effectively with our clients. We’ve invested in making remote working easy. We recognise everyone has a life outside work and that family time goes hand in hand with your career.

Based in Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, and Wellington, Ergo demonstrates its commitment to serving clients across the North and South Island. The company recently being appointed to Transpower’s EC panel reflects its dedication to delivering exceptional engineering consultancy services and its ongoing efforts to establish itself as a trusted and reputable partner in the industry.

Our Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, and Christchurch offices are busy, and our team is growing. We are looking for a Senior Primary Electrical Engineer.

You will be an intermediate or senior electrical engineer who will have extensive primary substation experience with HV/MV distribution and/or transmission projects. 

You will have:

  • HV/MV asset experience.
  • 8+ years post graduate engineering experience developing substation layouts incorporating the requirements of:- resistance to earthquakes, short circuit analysis, environmental conditions and fire protection
  • Experience carrying out Earthing analysis using tools such as CDEGS.
  • Be passionate about Engineering.
  • Be degree qualified (Washington accord).
  • A strong technical knowledge of specifications, standards and codes.
  • Lead technical discussions with clients to determine the optimal solution to meet their needs.
  • Develop and review procurement standards/philosophies for clients and internal use.
  • Assist in motivating, mentoring and training team members. 
  • CPEng accreditation, or on your way to achieving it
  • An analytical approach to problem solving.

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing high-quality detailed designs that leave no questions unanswered.
  • Guiding and developing our junior engineers aspiring to be protection engineers.
  • Actively contribute to successful project inputs, monitoring and outcomes.
  • Delivering successful project documentation and outcomes required to deadlines and budget.

Why join Ergo?

You will get the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team of like-minded professionals, working on interesting and challenging projects. There will be opportunities to grow and gain seniority as your skills develop. At Ergo we offer a healthy culture, an excellent reputation & strong pipeline of interesting work. With our commitment fostering your learning and development, we will support your career goals and provide opportunities for development.

We are an inspired team of professionals who enjoy our work and like to have fun!

Ergo is a great place to work where our people and their contributions are valued:

  • Flexible work practices
  • A well-stocked fridge with the makings for your lunch
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. wellbeing initiatives, fresh fruit basket
  • Health insurance, Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance
  • Bonus award for gaining CPEng accreditation
  • Recognised by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner (PDP),
  • Professional memberships paid
  • Study assistance
  • Employee owned
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
  • Stimulating and supportive social environment

If you are eligible to work in NZ, and are already working here, and have what we are looking for, then – Apply now with your CV and cover letter to

We are proud to be a recognised employer of choice by Engineering NZ as a Professional Development Partner.